Thursday, May 27, 2010
Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Oops. I thought I had done a good job of keeping up with all the breweries starting distribution to Minnesota this year, but apparently I missed one last week. Weyerbacher Brewing is the latest brewery to start distribution to our state.
Weyerbacher is located in Easton, Pennsylvania and was founded in 1995 by Dan and Sue Weirback. They named the brewery after the original German spelling of their family name. They started their business with the plan to brew some basic craft beers like a pale ale and an ESB. It turned out that their most successful beer in the first few years was a big beer - their Raspberry Imperial Stout. The stout was popular enough that they brewed a barleywine and then a Belgian tripel to test more big beer waters. They were successful, so they decided to dedicate themselves to brewing big, flavorful beers.
They currently produce 5 year-round beers, 4 of which are 8% ABV or stronger. They also brew 10 seasonals. Check out their website for descriptions of these delicious-sounding beers.